BALTIMORE (WJZ) — He’s a sensation on social media with more than 210,000 followers on Twitter alone. Baltimore County native and International Space Station astronaut Reid Wiseman has been sharing amazing pictures of the earth with his followers–and now he could answer your questions from space!
Recently, Mary Bubala got the interview of a lifetime, speaking with Wiseman in outer space.
It was a rare and amazing chance to connect with astronaut Reid Wiseman, who grew up in Baltimore County. He’s on the International Space Station and our conversation was out of this world. Wiseman spoke to us from more than 200 miles above Earth on the International Space Station.
“You just take one look out at Earth; you don’t need to pinch yourself,” he said. “It’s so phenomenal. It’s so overwhelming to look down at our planet from up here.”
Wiseman often looks down on his hometown. Recently, he Tweeted, “We just flew directly over Baltimore and the T-storms looked rough” and “Hey, I can see my house from up here.”
The astronaut grew up in Cockeysville and graduated from Dulaney High School. He Tweeted “My parents were waving in Maryland at sunrise so I took a picture of them” to his parents, Bill and Judy Wiseman.
Wiseman says he was trying to capture another special photo.
“I want to see Baltimore at night. It’s probably my next goal to capture those city lights,” he said.
Sure enough, he delivered and Tweeted a photo of Baltimore City.
Wiseman is set to go down in history as the first real social media maverick in outer space. His photos of Earth are capturing the attention of the entire world, showing us views we’d never otherwise see. He even posted the first ever Vine video from space.
“You absolutely cannot pick up a camera and take a bad picture from up here,” he said. “Everything is so incredibly unique. I’ve had a blast doing it and I’m so glad it’s well-received.”
Several things have surprised him about life with zero gravity.
“Everything surprises you when you are up here,” he said. “Floating around, getting your brain to start working in three dimensions and looking not at a floor or a ceiling and two walls but every surface is usable up here.”
Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to have him answer.
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